We have slowly been getting things out of our garden and I do mean SLOW. Usually by now, we are swimming in zuchini and summer squash, and I am canning like crazy. This year I have gotten 5 (total). We leave for vacation Saturday for a week and I am thinking that it will either hit while I am gone, or when I get back. Either way it is all good. The girls and I canned all of our beets today and got about 15 quarts. My Bek is excited about that, anything pickled is her cup of tea:)
I have been doing some spinning and dying (never as much as I want, but always in the season I am supposed to be in). I hope to teach some classes this fall. In trying to find a niche in all this fiber arts stuff, I know I am to be a wife, mom and homeschooler first. So that leaves very little for classes or shows to attend. I have found that there is a "lag" in learning how to do some of these lost arts. I was inspired by Homemaker Ang who does classes at their off-grid farm. I attended one of them last fall, and came up with some ideas of my own in fiber arts.
I am contemplating getting more goats (shhh don't tell hubby;) I have been researching Kinder goats and am in love with them! The only problem with this is I will have to do a road trip to probably Ohio. I am looking for milk to drink, butter to make and cheese to create, and this breed seems to fit the bill.
Our kitchen is almost done now. We are waiting for trim and a few minor things, but I have counters, sink and running water, in the house! I am a very happy woman!
|"Trix" on my drum carder (Hubby named it for me:))|
|"Trix" on the wheel|
|Trix after carding|
|The island...I love this island|
|Added cupboards from the old kitchen|
|The new dining room|